Final Thesis

Understanding the flow pattern in filtration processes

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Chemical Process Engineering
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simulativ / other


Membrane technology is used in a wide range of industrial applications, such as wastewater treatment and separation of emulsions and suspensions. The use of membrane technology is mainly impaired by the fouling process, which deteriorates the membrane performance. Themal convection greatly influences flow profiles within the membrane and could potentially reduce polirization effects and fouling.

This thesis studies the flow patterns during filtration under the influence of thermal convection. We use COMSOL Multiphysics to analyse the resulting flow patterns. In a first step an existing model is used to analyse and simulate a variety of flow cases. In a second step the model will be extended to polarization effects.

It is possible to write the thesis either in English or German. If you are interested in this topic please send me an Email (